Bengaluru, May 19 (CRICKETNMORE) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir said that after losing five wickets in the first six-seven overs, it was always going to be difficult for his side to come back and win against Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) second qualifier game at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Friday.
KKR were in the dumps by the seventh over, losing half of their side for just 31 runs on the board. Putting up a paltry 107 on the board, it was always an uphill task for the men in purple and in the end Krunal Pandya's 45 off 30 balls took Mumbai home comfortably.
Mumbai will now take on Rising Pune Supergiant in the final on Sunday.
"Had we got 140 odd, we could have been in the game. We all know they are a quality side and we had to be up for it. If you lose 5 wickets in the first 6-7 overs, you never recover," Gambhir said after the match.